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Hi I'm Alisha

I'm a mom...I'm a wife...I'm a daughter...I'm a sister...I am a Mormom!!

About Me

I am a mother of 3 wonderful and busy children. I have a 12 year old daughter and 2 boys that are 7 and 2. I am a stay at home mom who does not seem to have much down time. BUT...when I do I love to cook. I love food. I love to read about food, I love to watch shows about food, I love to buy food, I love to cook food but most of all I LOVE to eat food. All kinds...and I have never met a piece of chocolate I didn't like. I am currently teaching my daughter how to cook which is sometimes a challenge. I enjoy spending time with my family and we love to travel to new places in the US. I love to read whenever I get a chance! My husband is my best friend and my sweetheart. We have been married for over 17 years which has been almost 1/2 of my life. He is the solid center of our family and a good part of the reason I am the person I am today!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church. I Don't think I really gained my testimony and love for the church until a bit later in life... that burning inside, to really know that this is the true chruch. I didn't not believe it but I can't say I had a testimony of it. But I never really tried all that hard to gain one. I guess sometimes it takes a trial to really make a person look inside themselves and questions what they really feel or believe. That's what I had to do. I knew that I wanted to be a mother more than anything. We decided not long after we were married to start our family but after a year we still had no luck. So we saw doctors and had tests and tried all sorts of things and still nothing.. I got frustrated and angry. Why..we were good people, we did what we were supposed to do. My husband was great, so positive and calm. He always said it would work out. I had been given council by a friend to pray about it. I didn't want to do that. I wasn't even sure why I pray anyway. I had already prayed and it didn't work out, I had not gotten preganat. We moved to Iowa for my husband to attend medical school. This was really what I needed. A fresh start. We had decided to put off the baby thing for a while. I began to really think about my faith, was it so easily shaken? Okay it was time for me to really pray...so I did and not about Please, Please, Please, let us have a baby but okay Heavenly Father help me to understand, help my faith to be stronger, forgive me for my anger.. you know pray for Thy will be done but this time really mean it. That's when it happened..that burning, I know and I love you, It will all be okay. My heart beagn to heal, It was still hard. I still had lots of tears and frustration. But I knew that my Heavenly Father WAS there and that he DID love me and knew my heart. That was the beginning of a journey for me to gain my testimony...That this is Christ Church! Just kneel and ask for yourself he will answer you!

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a life style... Our lives really are shaped by our faith. Our day starts and end with prayer... We have family prayer, personal payer and prayers at dinner. Even my 2 year old can fold his arms and get ready for prayer. We love to serve, I grew up watching my parents serve and I hope I'm showing my kids the same example. We love to take cookies or a meal to neighbors or friends. Or even just help out with kids or yard work. My daughter is often helping out babysitting for someone. I have served in many areas in our church. But my favorite is to work with the children in our "primary". This is where we teach them the gospel. There is nothing better than hearing a 5 year old give a prayer and ask that their grandpa will get a new knee or their dad can get a job. Their faith is pure, this is why Jesus Christ loves children. And there is nothing like hearing their beautiful voices sing "I am a child of God" you just have to look into their faces while they to know they really are children of our Heavenly Father. BUT I also have served with the women in our church and I will tell you this...there is nothing that women can't do. I have seen them come together after disasters to put together hygiene kits, prepare meals, clean up and still take care of their own families. I have seen them rally around a sister who has lost a child or husband, coming in, cleaning, cooking and doing laundry all without being asked. This is what I love about our church...they way the members serve. .

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Alisha
Having a daughter who is nearing those "teen" years is a scary thought. There is so much out on the world right now that is thrown at the kids today about what is the "cool" "fashionable" things to be wearing and doing. I am very grateful for the church because it makes this a lot easier for a number of reason. My children have learned from a very early age that we need to be modest. One of the ways that have made it easier is that I and my husband both dress modestly. I take my daughter shopping and have shown her that you can be very much in the latest fashions and still be modest. Also, that when we dress appropriately is help us remember how we should be acting. I have tried to teach my daughter that it's not about how you dress that makes you beautiful but how you act. If you are dressed in a modest way it will help you to remember to act in a modest way. Treating our bodies with respect by not wearing inappropriate cloths or even coloring on our skin shows that we can treat our bodies like the temples that they are. Show more Show less